Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day! In celebration, here are 5 places you should check out for pancakes around Canberra. In no particular order..

As You Like It Cafe

The pancake menu regularly changes and I’ve had the pleasure of trying the recent matcha pancakes with black sesame ice cream, strawberries and blueberries. The pancakes come in a stack of three, are always fluffy, and taste fantastic! They can also make vegan pancakes on request.

As You Like It Cafe matcha pancakes

Their red velvet pancakes were good too!

As You Like It Cafe red velvet pancakes

As You Like It Cafe can be found inside The Street Theatre on 15 Childers Street in Acton.


I liked the generous portion of buttermilk pancakes with seasonal fruits, lemon yoghurt sauce, house made honeycomb and vanilla ice cream. I loved the lemon infused yoghurt that thickly coated the pancakes providing tartness to the otherwise sweet dish. The vanilla ice cream, also a generous serve (about 2 scoops!) was served in a small bowl on the side. No complaints.

Dobinsons Canberra pancakes

Dobinsons can be found at 117 Bunda Street in Civic.

Double Shot

Double Shot is another cafe that has regularly changing pancake specials. A memorable special were the vanilla pancakes with chocolate chunks, Gaytime icecream, chocolate coated popping candy, crushed peanuts, housemade honeycomb and a mini chocolate coated cone.

Double Shot Deakin pancakes

I believe the current pancake special is a vanilla and buttermilk pancake stack, salted pretzel butter and house made dulce de leche with grilled banana and vanilla ice cream. Get in quick!

But it doesn’t stop there, Double Shot also do HOTCAKES! How droolworthy does the strawberries and cream hot cake look? And it’s gluten free!

Double Shot can be found at the Deakin shops on Duff Place.

The Green House

I was impressed with the Green House’s ricotta and date pancakes with banana, salted butterscotch sauce, whipped vanilla mascarpone and candied walnuts. The pancakes were fabulously fluffy and soft, lightly drizzled in an amazing sticky butterscotch sauce with a good portion of banana, blueberries and strawberries. The portion was smaller than I would have liked but that just means less calories!

The Green House Canberra pancakes

The Gods Cafe

Although I haven’t actually tried the pancakes yet, I have tried the French toast version with orange infused maple syrup, mascarpone, mint, strawberries and blueberries. I loved the mascarpone which had also been infused with orange. The contrast of elements worked so well together.

The Gods Cafe croissant French toast

I’m sure the pancake version would taste just as good!

🙌 Friday craving 🙌 creamy sweet mascarpone, orange infused maple syrup, blueberry, fruity deliciousness

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The Gods Cafe & Bar can be found at the ANU Arts Centre.

Happy Pancake Day!

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